Newaygo’s boys cross country team advances to Division 3 state finals race at MIS

Local Sports Journal

Newaygo placed third at the Division 3 boys cross country regional at Allendale on Saturday and qualified for the state finals meet.

The Lions finished with 130 points to place third, while Calvin Christian took team honors with 42.

Grant (145) finished sixth, Kent City (227) was ninth, Montague (270) placed 11th and Oakridge (294) finished in 12th place.

The top three teams and top 15 individuals who are not members of a state finals qualifying team advance to the state finals meet at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn on Nov. 3.

Max Smith led the Lions with an 11th-place finish in a time of 17:04.

Also qualifying for the finals race were Kent City’s Will Wilson (16:22), who finished fourth overall and Nick Ellison (17:03) of Grant, who placed eighth overall.

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